Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Sharon G. Heilmann, PhD
The purpose of this study was to explore and evaluate the extent to which a formal mentoring relationship could transition into an informal mentoring relationship after geographically separating a formal mentor-protégé dyad. This study also explored the moderating effects of individual effectiveness. Data were collected from 283 military graduate students attending an 18-month graduate program. The results of this research revealed protégé perceptions of mentoring effectiveness increased with the length of the relationship. Furthermore, this study found formal mentoring relationships were capable of transitioning into informal mentoring relationships.
DTIC Accession Number
Yen Su, Chen, "An Examination of the Effects of Communication Media on Geographically Separated mentors and Protégés: Does Distance Matter?" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 3799.